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Photo Credit: Courtesy Institute for War and Peace Reporting

SAHAR HUSSEIN ALI AL-HAYDARI

News Organization: NATIONAL IRAQI NEWS AGENCY

Died: 2007

Location: IRAQ

War: IRAQ WAR

A correspondent for the National Iraqi News Agency as well as a reporter for other news outlets, al-Haydari died when four gunmen got out of a vehicle, shot her, took her cell phone and fled. Later, a call to her phone was answered by someone who said, "She went to hell." The journalist, 44, had received numerous death threats and reportedly had been targeted for kidnapping.